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Memorable Manitobans: Gladys Muriel Best (1896-1988)


Born at Manitou on 4 March 1896, daughter of Edward Ernest Best and Elizabeth Foxton (1855-1943), she moved with her family to Winnipeg in the early 1900s and attended grade school, Kelvin High School, and Central Normal School. She taught at Linwood School (1919-1921, 1922-1923) before joining the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division, working at Montcalm School (1924-1928) prior to being named Principal of the Ellen Street Kindergarten (1928-1931). She then taught at Greenway School (1932-1944), Lord Roberts School (1944-1945), Isaac Brock School (1945-1949), and Clifton School (1949-1960). In retirement, she and her sister Hazel co-wrote Memoirs of a School Inspector: Edward E. Best, 1888-1932. She died at Winnipeg on 14 March 1988 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Mrs. E. E. Best], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 June 1943, page 2.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 March 1988, page 50.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 30 March 2021

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